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TCS PAPER ON 17th JULY 2008
Hi friends........I m Niraj Kumar Ranjan from SCSVMV
University,Kancheepuram.TCS came oncampus in my college on 17th & 18th
july 2008.On 17 it coducted online test in which 13 students cleared the
test out of 175.On 18 it conducted HR and MR interview. At 4'O Clock
evening final result came and my name was shortlisted among with other 5
TECHNICAL ROUND(HR ROUND)
Verbal Section(32 questions in 20 min):
6 Sentence Completion
For Synonyms practice all Word List exercises of GRE BARRON-12th Edition
with heading Synonyms.No need to mugup the meaning of all words.You just
keep the true option of respective word in mind because the words wih
options are just copied in question paper.So if you have previously seen
a particular word then u can resemble it in exam and can choose correct
For Antonyms practice all Word List excercises and Model Test
Paper(given back side of GRE Barron-12th Edition) of GRE Barron-12th .If
you practice only Model Test Paper’s Antonyms then you can answer 6 ques
out of 10 during test.
NOTE: you skip words with heading “Synonyms and Antonyms” given in Word
List excercises. Sentence Completion are also from GRE Barron but it in
the form of a paragraph with combination of 5 or 6 sentences. If u have
time, practice it otherwise skip it.
RC is from GRE Barron-12th .Practice all Model Test Paper’s RC if you
Quantitative Aptitude(38 ques in 40 min):
Note: For this section there is no need to solve any book you just solve
as many questions of previous years as possible.All ques are either
repeated or data is changed. Therefore you must know the methods to
solve those questions,it will help you if you forget the mugup answer or
if data is changed.
Here I m posting some questions which were asked to me
G(0)= -1, G(1)=1, G(N)=G(N-1) - G(N-2), G(5)= ?
Which of the following are orthogonal pairs?
a. 3i+2j b. i+j c. 2i-3j d. -7i+j
Find the singularity matrix from a given set of matrices? (Hint det(A)==0))
In a two-dimensional array, X(9,7), with each element occupying 8 bytes
of memory, with the address of the first element X(1,1) is 3000, find
the address of X(8,5)?
A file is transferred from one location to another in 'buckets'. The
size of the bucket is 10 kilobytes. Each bucket gets filled at the rate
of 0.0001 kilobytes per millisecond. The transmission time from sender
to receiver is 10 milliseconds per bucket. After the receipt of the
bucket the receiver sends an acknowledgement that reaches sender in 100
milliseconds. Assuming no error during transmission, write a formula to
calculate the time taken in seconds to successfully complete the
transfer of a file of size N kilobytes.
If n=10*18*38 which of the following is not an integer? a. n/40 b. n/90
c. n/72 d. n/35
My flight takes of at 2 am from a place at 18N 40E and landed 10 HRS
later at a place with co-ordinates 36N 40W.WHAT IS THE LOCAL TIME WHEN
MY PLANE LANDED.
a) 2.50 pm,b)6.00 pm, c) 6.40 pm,d)8.00 pm Two pencils costs 8 cents,
then 5 pencils cost how much.
A car is filled with four and half gallons of oil for full round trip.
Fuel is taken 1/4 gallon more in going than coming. What is the fuel
consumed in coming up?
In a mixture, R is 2 parts S is 1 part. In order to make S to 25% of the
mixture, how much r is to be added?
In the word ORGANISATIONAL, if the first and second, third and forth,
forth and fifth, fifth and sixth words are interchanged up to the last
letter, what would be the tenth letter from right?
Select the odd one out…..a. Java b. Lisp c. Smalltalk d. Eiffel.
Select the odd one out a. WAP b. HTTP c. BAAN d. ARP.
Select the odd one out a. SQL b. DB2 c. SYBASE d. HTTP.
The size of a program is N. And the memory occupied by the program is
given by M = square root of 100N. If the size of the program is
increased by 1% then how much memory now occupied?
Find the result of the following expression if, M denotes modulus
operation, R denotes round-off, T denotes truncation:
In Madras , temperature at noon varies according to -t^2/2 + 8t + 3,
where t is elapsed time. Find how much temperature more or less in 6pm
A, B and C are 8 bit no's. They are as follows:
A -> 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1
B -> 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
C -> 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
Find ((A-B) u C)=?
(Energy*Mass)/(Acceleration * distance). Find units.
@@+25-++@16, where @ denotes ”square” & + denotes “square root”.
A is twice efficient than B. A and B can both work together to complete
a work in 7days. Then find in how many days A alone can complete the
What curve best suits the following data:
(a) y = logn x (b) y = log10 x (c) y = ex (d) y = -log10 x (e) y = - ex
Three independent mechanisms A, B and C have been incorporated for power
saving in a plant producing respectively 30%, 40% and 10% efficiency.
Assuming that they operate independently, what is the net power
(a) 62.2% (b) 68% (c) 61% (d) 64% (e) 56%
One year ago Pandit was three times his sister's age. He will be only
twice her age next year. How old will Pandit be after five years?
a) 8 b) 12 c) 11 d) 13
One ques on coding and decoding(I forget it out).
In the given string how many Y’s are followed by L that are not followed
by P YLYPQMYLPMLYLLYQMYYLQYLPLYAMLYLM Sol. Only count pairs of YL and
discard pairs of YLP.
Which set of data exhibits a higher Standard Deviation?
(a) 7, 0, -7, 7, 0, -7 (b) 7, 7, 7, 0, 7, 7 (c) -7, -7, -7, -7, -7, -7
(d) 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7 (e) 7, -7, 7, -7, 7, -7
A power cable is run by the bank of the river of 900 meters width. A
cable is made from power unit to power a plant opposite to that of the
river and 3000mts away from the power unit. The cost of the cable below
water is Rs. 5/- per meter and cost of cable on the bank is Rs.4/- per
meter. Find the point downstream where the cable is to cut across the
Three ques on data interpretation (u can prepare it from R.S Aggarwal or
Three ques from Venn diagram (u can prepare it from R.S Aggarwal or GRE
One ques was from series completion (I forget it out).
Critical Reasoning (3 problems each with 4 ques (total 12 ques) in 30
For this section you just practice all Model Test Paper’s reasoning
problems(practice only those problems which include 4 or more than 4
ques). All problems are just copied and paste.Sometime they change names
but situation of problems are same.
Following are problems asked to me:-
GRE Barron 12th Edition -> MODEL TEST 2 -> Section 1 ->questions(19-22).
GRE Barron 12th Edition -> MODEL TEST 2 -> Section 6
->questions(17-22).(the names were changed for this problem).
GRE Barron 12th Edition -> MODEL TEST 5 -> Section 3 ->questions(12-18).
TECHNICAL ROUND (HR ROUND): (only one interviewr)
(I opened the door and asked permission to get inside.I wished good
afternoon after reaching near to him.He was engage with some papers so
he told me to sit on side chair and wait for a while.I waited for 5 mins
while sitting gently.After 5 mins he told me sit on the chair infront of
Sir: Mr. Niraj no need to get tense and nervous,we will talk like
Me: ok sir.
Sir: do u feel hungary.
Me: little bit sir but its not important than my interview.
Sir: Inspite of feeling hungary u are smiling.good.ok Niraj tell me
about ur schooling and family.
Me: I told……
Sir: Niraj you have two years academic gap afer +2.why it is so?
Me: (I already thought answer of this question.). Sir it is due to
economical problem.My father is a low earning person.He has to manage a
family of six members.When I passed +2,at that time my eldest brother
was doing MBA and my elder brother was doing B.tec.So he could not
afford me for B.E at that time.
Sir: what u did for 2 years?
Me: sir I was doing B.sc
Sir: Have u completed your B.sc?
Me: no sir.
Me: sir I already decided to do B.E but I did’t want to waste the time
so for a time being I had taken admission in B.sc. After two years both
of my brothers got job and hence I taken admission in B.E.
Sir: What was your hons. Paper?
Me: sir it was Maths.
Sir: Which is your favourite subject?
Me: sir C++,Data Structure and java( I have written these subjects as
Area of Interest in my Resume).
Sir: what are features of oops?
Me: told but I forget two features.
Sir: any thing else
Me: I remembered and told those two also.
Sir: Is pointer there in C++?
Me: Yes sir (for checking confidence he asked this ques three times but
my answer was same for all times).
Sir: Can u write a programe in C++ by using pointer
Me: Yes sir. (Then he gave me to display sum of series [1^2 + 2^2 + 3^2
+ …….+ 10^2].I thought for 30 sec on this problem then I was just
starting but he interrupted me that if u are not comfortable with
pointer you can write it without pointer). I wrote the programe without
Sir: Can you explain it?
Me: Yes sir. ( I explained very well.)
Sir: you did Sanskrit project by “java coding” .what is it?
Me: Sir actually in our college we have to study a subject “Sanskrit and
Indian Culture”.In 6th sem we had to do a project related to this
subject.So to brush up my knowledge of java I did it by using “java
Sir: Can u explain what u did in project?
Me: Yes sir. (I explained it for 15 mins).
Note: In my project I used a GUI component “Combo Box” but during
explanation i was telling it “Check Box”.So he interrupted me and drawn
two figures-one for Check Box and other for Combo Box and told me to
identify them.Now I felt mistake and oppolizes to him.He told “ok no
Sir: why u haven’t used “Visual Basic” for GUI.
Me: sir I doesn’t comfortable with Visual Basic coding.
Sir: Have you used any Data Base in this project?
Me: No sir.
Sir: Can you write programe for “Binary Search”? (I have written Data
Structure as area of interest).
Me: Ofcourse sir. (I thought for a while and started to write.During
writing he was asking following questions.Actually he was looking for
efficiency of me during work load.)
Sir: How u compare your college with other colleges?
Me: I told……then engaged in writing programe. (During my reply he was
busy with his Mobile.Actually he was checking my patient.)
Sir: Whether there is need for any improvement of ur college? What are
Me: I told…….then engaged in writing programe. (During my reply he was
busy with his Mobile.)
Sir: Where do you stay? In hostle or outside the hostle.
Me: sir outside the hostle……..then engaged in writing programe. (During
my reply he was busy with his Mobile.)
Sir: Do you cook yourself?
Me: Yes sir……….then engaged in writing programe. (During my reply he was
busy with his Mobile.)
Sir: What you cook for a day?
Me: I told……… engaged in writing programe. (During my reply he was busy
with his Mobile.)
Sir: Do u know to cook Chapati?
Me: yes sir very well………then engaged in writing programe. (Now he stoped
to ask questions and busy with his Mobile.After few mins I completed
programe writing and show it to him.)
Sir: Can you explain it?
Me: ofcourse sir.(I explained very well but I did a minor mistake during
writing of programe.This was notified by him. I oppolizes for that).
Sir: what are other Concepts in Data Structure?
Me: sir array,stack, queue, linked list, sorting and tree.
Sir: Any quaries?
Me: sir whether I need to learn any computer language or technology
before joining TCS?
Sir: he explained and then said u can go now.
Me: Thank you sir.
MR ROUND: (3 interviewers)
( I opened the door and asked permission to enter inside.Intially there
were two members in pannel but in the mid of my interview one lady
joined the pannel.I wished good afternoon to all of them.Then they told
me to have the seat).
Sir: I think u feel very hungary.have u taken breakfast or not?
Me: (with smile on face) no sir I have not taken breakfast.sir little
bit I feel hungary but I am more eager to know final result than lunch.
Sir: which pgm u was given to write? (Actually the paper on which I had
written programe in technical round was passed to MR ROUND).
Me: I told….
Sir: which is your favourite subject?
Me: same answer……(lady member entered and joined the pannel.I stood up
and wished her good afternoon.She told ok ok sit sit sit)
Sir: I think you have academic break down.(he engaged in seeing my
Me: yes sir I have two years academic break down between +2 and B.E.
Me: Given same reason.
Sir: what you was doing for 2 years?
Me: Doing B.sc.
Mam: Do u have Certificate for B.sc?
Me: No mam I don’t have Certificate because it is incomplete degree but
I have the marksheets of two years.
Mam: are you sure you have the marksheets?
Me: Mam not now because it was a incomplete coarse so I haven’t included
in my file.But I have it at room.
Mam: Why u did not completed B.sc coarse?
Me: Mam actually I was not interested in B.sc.From the beginning itself
I decided to do B.E. I didn’t want to waste time that’s why I had taken
admission in B.sc.
Mam: I think you did mini project in java.Can you explain what u did in
Me: yes mam.(I explained the project very well.here I didn’t repeat the
mistake which I did during technical round)
Sir: What is try,catch and finally?
Me: Explained all three.
Sir: You are given two numbers a=5 and b=8.Can you swap two numbers
without using temperory veriable?
Me: Thought for sometime but unable to answer.(ANS: a=a+b;b=a-b;a=a-b)
Sir: Give logic for the programe [1-2+3-4+5-6+…………….-8+9].
Me: Thought for some times and find out the answer.
Sir: very good.your logic is correct but I want some simple logic.
Me: Again tried for some time for did not got other logic.I simply told
sorry sir I m not getting.(the other logic is add odd terms together and
even terms together and finally subtract sum of even terms from sum of
Sir: Are u comfortable to work in any part of world?
Me: Of course Sir.you can throw me at any corner of world,I will adjust
myself. (mam laughed at this reply.)
Mam: Do you know about 2 years bond of TCS.
Me: No mam.
Mam: You would have to pay Rs 50,000 if u leave the company within 2
Me: ok mam but this situation will not come.
Sir: Any queries?
Me: I asked the same quary.
All the Best